New case studies from South Asia showcase best practice from the region

New case studies from South Asia showcase best practice from the region

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Date: 25th May 2020
Author: CDKN Global
Type: News
Organisation: ICLEI
Country: Asia

This week, CDKN is launching a new case study series on best practice examples of climate compatible development in South Asia. The series explores themes related to finance, climate-smart agriculture, renewable energy and the empowerment of women.

In India, the city of Ahmedabad successfully raised funds through municipal bonds to finance climate-resilient urban development, including waste management, water supply and other infrastructure projects.

The Bangladesh Bank is supporting the garment sector to become more sustainable through the launch of a $200 million Green Transformation Fund (GTF) in 2016 for the purchase of environmentally-friendly machinery. 

In Maharashtra, India, a women-led climate-smart agriculture model is enhancing women’s livelihoods, incomes and food security by promoting sustainable farming techniques, diversifying livelihoods and improving water management systems.

The installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels at a water treatment plant in Rajkot, India, has reduced greenhouse gas emissions and inspired the municipality to scale-up in other parts of  the city.

An innovative rainwater harvesting technology in Gujarat, India, is improving the socioeconomic circumstances of marginal women farmers by building their skills and giving them greater control over their natural and social environment.

In Dhundi, Gujarat, a farmer-led cooperative has helped raise incomes and reduce emissions through the installation of solar pumps for irrigation.

Women-led People’s Forums in Bangladesh are providing training for alternative livelihoods, reducing vulnerability to climate hazards, and raising womens’ voices in local planning and decision-making.

For more information about the case study series, please contact


Photo: Woman cleaning solar panel in Dhundi village, Gujarat, India. Credit: IWMI-Tata Water Policy Program

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